Five-star ANYTHING GOES sails into UK cinemas for two nights only!

The multi five-starred new London production of ANYTHING GOES will be screened across the UK for two nights only after the end of its run at London’s Barbican Theatre (until November 6th).

For those of you (like me) who are taking your time to return to theatre, you can see it in more than 450 cinemas across the UK on November 28th and December 1st.

The show had been touted for an extensive UK tour after the London run but this appears to have been shelved owing to scheduling problems and the departure of leading lady Sutton Foster (off to do THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway), after the first delay in opening caused scheduling problems which necessitated the departure of originally announced leading lady Megan Mullaly (of WILL AND GRACE fame).

Scheduling problems for regional tours were thrown into utter chaos by the pandemic causing huge numbers of announcements, sudden cancellations and postponements, which has undoubtedly caused a lot of financial hardship to producers and receiving venues alike. I sincerely hope that the touring schedules are able to be maintained without too much interruption, as our industry- and the theatres they serve- depend upon it.

For cinema tickets to ANYTHING GOES, click here when they go on sale on Friday 15th October.

International screenings are to be announced at a later date.


Historic Buildings can boost cultural and High Street revival- join an online discussion

An online discussion not to be missed is happening tomorrow, July 1st.

Could historic buildings save England’s High Streets?

Join this lively discussion with expert panelists to explore new uses of historic high street premises and the role of culture in their revival.

Speakers:

David Tittle – CEO of Heritage Trust Network

Owain Lloyd-James – Head of Places Strategy, Historic England

Carol Pyrah – Executive Director, Historic Coventry Trust

Joe Holyoak – Trustee, Moseley Baths

Diane Dever – Chair, Urban Rooms Network

Claire Appleby – Architecture Advisor, Theatres Trust

Attendees will leave this event with an:

• awareness of the range of potential uses that can be accommodated in historic high street/centre settings and the strengths and challenges associated with them

• understanding of how different uses contribute to wider regeneration goals

• appreciation of how to assess the feasibility and overall financial contribution of different uses

• understanding of how to reach out to different types of user and engage them in projects

This is an online event using the Zoom platform and joining details will be sent to you ahead of the event

Book your place at www.heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk/events Free for Heritage Trust Network and Locality members , £5 for non-members

Accessibility: The event will feature live speech-to-text transcription using Otter.ai.

You can book your tickets here too